According to USPS documents obtained by The Washington Post, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is set to be memorialized with his own US postage stamp in 2015.
He joins Johnny Carson, Elvis Presley, and James Brown as famous Americans set to be honored with their own collectible stamps in the next two years.
The Steve Jobs stamp has apparently been approved by the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, a 15-or-so member panel, appointed by the Postmaster General, coming from all backgrounds and walks of life.
The stamp commemorating the late Jobs has been approved, but is still listed as being "in design development." Who knows which image the designers will use to construct their new stamp? Here's my guess.
Creating new designs for stamps is largely a citizen role, with thousands of letters of suggestions coming in every year. It's the Committee's job to evaluate their merits and approve a handful for design. This has been the process since 1957.
According to the USPS, the job of the Citizen' Stamp Advisory Committee is to "select a good balance of subjects appealing to a broad audience for recommendation to the Postmaster General." The subjects are supposed to be "contemporary, timely, relevant, interesting and educational."
In other USPS stamp news, we all just went through a price hike–though you may not have noticed it.
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